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Wednesday 16 October 2019

Big-hearted Con donates Dubs final shirt for pal

Con with his All-Ireland shirt
Con with his All-Ireland shirt

Dublin five-in-a-row hero Con O'Callaghan has donated his historic All-Ireland final jersey to raise much-needed funds for a club-mate who suffered serious injuries after being knocked down by a car.

The jersey - worn during last weekend's historic defeat of Kerry - has already seen bids of almost €5,000 and is signed by the entire Dublin panel.

Con's Cuala teammate Sean Drummond suffered a traumatic brain injury in the accident in London in March. As of last night, more than €53,000 had been donated to a GoFundMe page set up for Sean.

Rehabilitation

The page said that Sean is undergoing rehabilitation at the Royal Hospital for Neurodisability in Putney, having been in a coma for months. He is yet to regain full consciousness.

"The rehabilitation journey Sean is embarking on is long and hard. We do not yet know the level of funding required to ensure Sean has the best chances to one day return to the life he imagined for himself," the page read.

This afternoon, a Rugby 7s event has been organised at the Cuala grounds on Hyde Road, Dalkey.

An event will also take place tomorrow night at the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, with tickets already sold out.

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